The John B. Pierce Laboratory


Dr. Nina Stachenfeld is featured in an exhibit of portraits of distinguished women faculty at YSM

The portrait exhibit, located on the second floor of Sterling Hall of Medicine, is presented by the Yale School of Medicine Committee on Art in Public Spaces (CAPS). This is the first rotating exhibit, officially opened on March 13, 2019.… Continue Reading ?

Dr. Nina Stachenfeld named a Distinguished Woman at Yale School of Medicine (YSM) and opened the day for 100 Years of Women Symposium

On June 1, 2018 Yale School of Medicine hosted a symposium commemorating the 100-year anniversary of women at Yale School of Medicine. Sponsored by the Committee on the Status of Women in Medicine (SWIM), the Minority Organization for Retention & Expansion (MORE), and the Dean’s O
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John B. Pierce Laboratory members show off their cool science at the 2017 Society for Neuroscience meeting in Washington, D.C.

Three labs of the John B. Pierce Laboratory (Pieribone, Stachenfeld, Verhagen) went to D.C. to show and discuss their ongoing work among some of the ~30,000 (!) neuroscientists there.  Of course after the posters and symposia there’s always a lot of catching up to do with other collea
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Dr. Pieribone awarded multi-million-dollar DARPA contract to explore ways to create systems where the brain transforms digital images into the equivalent of eyesight

Published in YALE NEWS on November 14, 2017 Written by Sonya Collins A research team led by Vincent Pieribone (left) is exploring ways to create systems where the brain transforms digital images into the equivalent of eyesight.… Continue Reading ?

More Than Half Full: Our Bodies, Water, and Balance

written by Rick Harrison, Communications Officer, Women’s Health Research at Yale There is a reason NASA scientists have been looking for water on Mars, and that’s because, at least on Earth, water is life.… Continue Reading ?

A study by scientists Ivan de Araujo, Wenfei Han, and team suggests the origin of hunting behavior may come from two set of neurons tucked deep in the forebrain of most vertebrates

(Yale Press Release) Activating these neurons in living mice prompt them to pursue never seen before prey and to bite everything in their path, even sticks and bottle caps, the researchers report in the January 12, 2017 issue of the journal Cell.… Continue Reading ?

Tessa Adler awarded the Undergraduate Research Excellence Fellowship from the American Physiological Society

Congratulations to Tessa Adler, Yale undergraduate student in the lab of Dr. Nina Stachenfeld, who was awarded the Undergraduate Research Excellence Fellowship from the American Physiological Society. This competitive APS program funds only six full-time undergraduate students with si
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Dr. Usselman’s published work chosen as an APSselect Paper

Charlotte Usselman, PhD has been a Post Doctoral Fellow in Dr. Nina Stachenfeld’s laboratory since November, 2015.  Before coming to the Pierce Laboratory, Dr. Usselman trained in Kevin Shoemaker’s laboratory at Western University (Canada), one of the most prestigious laboratories in
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Research Scientists develop model for studying Alzheimer’s disease

By Ziba Kashef The vast majority of Alzheimer’s disease cases are not directly inherited but linked to environmental and genetic factors. Yet most models used for studying Alzheimer’s in animals mimic the inherited form of the disease.… Continue Reading ?